Rashneel Kumar

Rashneel Kumar

Benefit for league players

Tuesday March 31, 2020

Expats contracted by local rugby league clubs are eligible to apply for unemployment benefit. Players from Fiji, Samoa and Papua New Guinea are left stranded on Rarotonga after the cancellation of the domestic league competition.

Government reveals the cost-cutting that is helping to pay for the coronavirus economic response package.

The select committee looking into the Immigration Bill 2020 has been given extended time to report back to Parliament, due to the coronavirus crisis.

Staying strong

Monday March 30, 2020

Government is promising financial support to stranded Cook Islanders after abandoning plans to isolate them in hotel near Auckland International Airport. 

It’s been a bittersweet arrival for the first resident Australian High Commissioner to Cook Islands and his partner.

Cook Islanders are finding ways to help tourists and expat workers stranded penniless on these islands.

A German couple were elated to be allowed to board a plane to Auckland yesterday, in the first leg of a long, long trip home.

Government is pleading with struggling businesses to keep their expat workers on the payroll.

Desperate times call for innovation.

Amidst the coronavirus crisis, Manny Okotai, 10, has come up with a brilliant invention to help people practise social distancing correctly.

MP Albert Nicholas spent about three weeks at Rarotonga hospital after sustaining injuries in last month’s serious accident in Nikao.

“Australians who are here on holiday, it’s time to go home.”

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